May 14, 2013Malaysia
Meredith Weiss is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Albany. Adamantly pro-government newspaper Utusan Malaysia raised hackles among opposition Pakata…
December 20, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: the Democratic debate, financial corruption, and progressive foreign policy.
September 19, 2019Nigeria
On September 10, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), a Shia religious and political movement, marched in different cities across the north of Nigeria to mark the beginning of Ashura, a major Muslim holiday and fasting period. In doing so, they defied the government, which, in July, had banned the group. The IMN later claimed that fifteen of their members had been killed after police opened fire on the various IMN processions. The police denied the claim.
August 6, 2019Election 2020
Update: Cory Booker announced on January 13, 2020, that he was ending his campaign. Is America ready for a president who is single and a vegan? Cory Booker, New Jersey’s junior senator, certainly …
July 30, 2019Election 2020
Update: Jay Inslee announced on August 22, 2019, that he was ending his campaign. The two dozen candidates competing for the Democratic presidential nomination are all hoping to get to Washington…
May 31, 2005Russia
Former Congressman and Housing andUrban Development Secretary and vicepresidential candidate Jack Kemp, andformer Senator and vice presidentialcandidate John Edwards at the first meetingof the Counci…
June 17, 2019Digital Policy
A new UN report on digital cooperation could fall on deaf ears in a period of intense global technology competition.
June 5, 2019Diplomacy and International Institutions
In February, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that it would set up a twelve-team-league, Basketball Africa. Slated to begin in 2020, it would be the first time that the NBA helped operate a league outside of the United States and Canada. The league would be in partnership with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), and would build on FIBA’s Africa League.